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assaulted me. it will be inside me for ever as an open wound. the victim said directly to sandusky, you said you were the tickle monster so you could touch my 11-year-old body and get me to think what you were doing was okay. after the sentencing, one victim's lawyer said it was a release for his client. >> he was nestled in the arms of his mother when the sentence was handed down and his grandfather was with him. >> lawyers said the victim's testimony provided a long awaited chance to share the extraordinary impact of sandusky's betrayal and abuse. >> he was determined that his words be heard today. not only by the court, not only by mr. sandusky, but by the world that is watching today. >> while we are hearing over there about appeals, i think it's safe to say that sandusky will never see a free day again the rest of his life. >> reporter: beforehanding
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down his sentence, the judge spoke directly to the victims. he assured them, it's for your courage and not for your assault, that you will be remembered. in bellefonte, pennsylvania, andrea mccarren, 9news. >> we should note under pennsylvania law, sandusky cannot be released on parole before the minimum 30 years has been done. there's no shortage coming on to our facebook page. stephanie wrote, whatever time he serves does not take away the ordeals these young men went through. i pray for them. belinda jackson said he should have received life in jackson. oh well, with his age, he will die in jail. and cindy redding writes, he doesn't recognize what he did was wrong. that's the sad part. he is innocent, what a pig. those poor boys. jerry sandusky's refusal to admit his crimes and lack of remorse, we have seen those things before. recently in fact, and right in this area. here's peggy fox with more on that.
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>> despite the fact michael gardner was convicted of sexually abusing two young girls, close friends and family members, including his wife, former falls church mayor, robyn gardner, refused to believe he did it. and on his sentencing day last month, gardner offered no apology, instead, he insisted he had been wrongly convicted. dan and christina rice, whose daughter was molested by gardner, were not surprised. >> they are still fighting it. they think there's a chance they can get out. also, you know, they still both have wives that love them and families that support them. if they ever admit that they did do it, then they could lose that. >> there's absolutely no regard for the human beings that lay hurt purposely. >> psychologist, dr. casey fisher says child molesters are sociopaths. >> they can enjoy these positions of status and power while having secret, dark
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fantasies, that typically involve gratifying these impulses to harm others. and they tend never to feel remorse. >> peggy fox, 9news now. >> moving on to another high powered executive feeling the heat for chopping down some trees overlooking the canal in potomac. robert stevens admits he cleared 25,000 square feet of trees located in the merry-go- round. that location is just up the street from dan schneider who also ran into some trouble for cutting down trees without permission. the lawyer for steven said he had the woods thinned out because last june caused so much damage to his property. executive says he paid $1,000 fine and he is working closely with montgomery county authorities to restore that land to its natural beauty. one community, two group homes, and neighbors who say they are fed up with it. this is in clarksburg, maryland, where a mentally ill man died yesterday after being pepper sprayed by the cops.
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>> i'm scott broom in montgomery county where police are investigating the death of a man who died after being pepper sprayed while being arrested. meanwhile, residents of the neighborhood where he died are asking questions about the group home he lived in. 39-year-old nathan jonesdied yesterday after being pepper sprayed by police and going unconscious. today, jones' mother said he is not eager to point if fingers of blame until an investigation is complete. >> i wish i could have been there at the time, because i think i could have been able to calm him down. >> meanwhile, residents of this subdivision say it's no place for a group home. >> not when something like this happens. >> home and one other in the same block are operated by family services incorporated of montgomery county. among the three residents here, this registered sex offender with a criminal record including charges of assault with a deadly weapon, according to online state court reports. scott broom, 9news now. >> family services
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incorporated operates at least a dozen group homes in montgomery county. the fbi wants your help to find a bank robber. he is a nats fan as well. in fact, he was wearing a nationals cap, a dark suit and a tie as the suspect demanded money from a teller at the bank at 1753 connecticut avenue last friday. after he left the bank, the fbi hailed a cab and got away. he is described as a white male, late 20s to early 30s. 5'6". between 150 and 190-pounds. >> we are now less than 24 hours away from the first professional playoff baseball game in washington in some 79 years. the series between the nats and the cardinals is now all knotted up at one game a piece. and nat fans can't wait for the first pitch of the game tomorrow. only problem, that 1:00 start announced only yesterday, which forces a will lot of holders to choose between baseball and going to work. >> it's been really tough to
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decide what to do. and me and some of my guys are just having to pass on tomorrow's game because it's at 1:00. >> that's a shame. >> it's terrible. it's killing us. >> the start time for game four between the nats and cards is better. it's 4:00 thursday afternoon at nats park. so, we wait 79 years for post season baseball in d.c. and the first game is played on a wednesday at 1:00 in the afternoon? are we being dissed by the major leagues? give me your pitch at mailbag@wusa9.com or hit up the wusa facebook page. all right top. we're looking for some changes in the weather. are we going to get them? >> we're going to get them. the game forecast looks good. tomorrow morning may not look good, but by afternoon, almost perfect. let's start with the game forecast. by the time 1:00 rolls around, partly cloudy skies, temperatures mid to upper 60s. so, that's actually a pretty darn nice day for baseball considering we are in october, remember some of the games in baltimore were played in the 40s and 50s.
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we are getting a break. temperatures are cool. 61 downtown. 55 in gaithersburg. 59 in manassas. not as cool as last night, but still, a little below average. 57 in frederick and 59 in leesburg. satellite picture, radar combined, we could not shake these low clouds. the low clouds will stay with us all night. some fog is possible. we'll come back and let you know what that means for our morning commute tomorrow. >> coming up on 9news now, place your bets, the stakes are growing larger in the bid to expand gambling in maryland. we'll have more details on that just ahead. but the presidential race, who can turn the most undecided into the decided? we'll have the latest in the campaign trail.
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turning now to the presidential race, where the latest polls show the race for the white house is neck and neck and that is why so much
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attention is being paid to those undecided voters in the so-called battleground states like virginia and ohio. susan with more from the campaign trail in columbus. >> president obama told voters in columbus, ohio, he needs their help. >> i need you fired up. i need you ready to go to vote. because we have some work to do. we have an election to win. >> mitt romney is focusing his efforts on ohio and spending most of the week here. >> the question ohio families families are asking is -- ohio voters have accurately picked the winning presidential candidate in the last 12 elections. >> we are going to take back this country. we're going to keep it strong. we're going to get america going again. >> latest polls show a tight race in ohio. but early voting is already underway here and many voters have made up their minds. >> lori is a small business owner in columbus and might
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benefit from romney's tax plan. she doesn't believe it will be good for the country. so she's voting for the president. >> you have to pay your fair share in taxes. th means big business, that means small business. >> phillip is ceo of a local industrial supplier. he wants smaller government and is voting for mitt romney. >> i think that is the central question in this election. what is the size, the role, and the scope of government and what is its cost? >> both candidates will be looking for more supporters in this state right up to election day. susan, cbs news, columbus, ohio. >> but don't worry, soon enough the candidates will be back in virginia as well. there's a new report that says pro and antigambling forces are spent more money on their ad campaign that was spent on the entire maryland governor's race. voters will go to the polls in november to decide whether or not they want to expand gambling in the free state. the baltimore sun reports, more than $35 million has been spent so far on that issue alone and that is more money in the total
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outlay of the martin o'malley, robert ehrlich campaigns in 2006. penn national is fighting a proposal to develop a casino at prince georges county. more problems tonight for the former d.c. council chair, kwame brown. kwame, or should i say, mr. brown has been placed under curfew and ordered to make weekly visits with court officials. that court order comes earlier today. brown resigned last june after pleading not guilty to bank fraud and a campaign violence. he is not putting himself in the best position ahead of his sentencing and warned him not to tempt fate. and howard brooks should learn his fate tomorrow. brooks was the former campaign consultant who admitted he funneled funds to former friends candidate, sulaimon brown. it was all part of a campaign designed to improve gray's chances in the election. brooks pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice last may. a new study finds americans
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are losing their religion. this according to a new forum on religion in the public life study that says the number of people identifying themselves was under 50%. 48%. that's the first time the numbers have been below half ever. one reason, about 20% of americans say they have no religious affiliation and that's up 15% in the last five years. a church on capitol hill is up for sale. the temple at corner of 6th and maryland avenue can be yours for $5,800,000. it is four blocks from union station and seating for 450. a beautiful alter, balcony, and stained glass windows. still ahead, topper's forecast is looking up. plus, we have the weird news for you. a strange eating contest that did not end well. we'll tell you all about it.
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just talking about london, it scared us, but not the kids of today. >> i was pretty old and kids were much younger and they weren't phased. >> what about the weather? >> it's scary tonight and tomorrow morning, but then we are fine. it will clear in time for the nats game. tomorrow morning, you may want to allow extra time, some fog, some drizzle possible early on. let's start with the colors because now we are getting into some prime time colors here. now west of the divide, almost
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past peek now. but the good news is, the autumn glory festival in garrett county and oakland is this weekend. but near peek between cumberland and hagerstown and very, very good color along i- 81. not this weekend, but next weekend is the time to go to skyline drive. some colors showing up, but south and east, not much change just yet. the map is on our website and we'll keep it updated for you. 61 right now. winds are still northeasterly at 10. pressure down just a little bit. 30.10 inches of mercury and yeah, cloudy skies. satellite picture, radar combined, we have another front. we'll track this front. good news about this frontal boundary is it will roll through tomorrow in the late morning, early afternoon and clear us out. and usher in some cooler air, but dryer air for thursday and friday. it could generate some afternoon showers in the mountains, but as far as we're concerned in the metro area, we are in good shape once we get rid of the low clouds and fog
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and the showers and drizzle early tomorrow morning. again, the best chance for a wet commute will be south and east of town. temperatures upper 50s to around 60 now. 57 in bethesda. 58 in rockville. 58 in great falls. 57 in vienna and in fairfax. 60 down in old town. and 58 over in bowie and back toward laurel. improving slowly. dry evening commute. now the morning commute will be wet in spots. especially south and east of town. more sun tomorrow. especially in the afternoon. a very nice afternoon and great by thursday. a little cooler, but great. all right, late tonight, some clouds linger. we'll put this into motion by morning. 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, still some clouds, a couple sprinkles. more low clouds than anything. this is 8:15 and boom, can the, 10:00, 11:00, we clear out and get a great afternoon for the nats game. tonight, mostly cloudy, chilly. shower or fog possible. 42 to 50. fog will not develop until late
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tonight. tomorrow morning, early shower possible, then partial clearing and cool. 40s and 50s and by afternoon, we're looking at partly cloudy skies, milder, great for the nats game. highs near 70, which is close to average. a little shy of average. but pretty close. next three days, green, green, and green. morning shower on wednesday. sunshine, 65. great on friday, 66. a few clouds friday night, but it stays dry. next seven days, gorgeous on saturday. near 80 on sunday. ravens at home, redskins at home. and some showers on monday and still pretty mild. next tuesday, sunshine and 73. >> and just for the record, very, very scary. sequel, american where wolf in paris, horrible and not in the way they wanted it to be. and we move to the weird news tonight and a story that got some interesting reaction on my facebook page. a pet store ate a roach eating contest. things went downhill after
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that. to florida where 32-year-old ed ate dozens of roaches and worms for the contest in question and then fell over and died. yeah, it's not funny. okay, in a way it is, but it's also really strange and sad. investigators say he wasn't feeling so well after the contest. no kidding. then he began to regurgitate a few minutes later. he was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. what killed him? well the medical examiner is now trying to figure that out. it could have something to do with stuffing down dozens of roaches and worms. by the way, first prize was a python. which is now being held. maybe not worth it. >> just saying. we want to hear what you think. send your e-mails to mcginty's mail bag. the address, mailbag@wusa9.com. 9news now will be right back.
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in the mail bag tonight, the sentence handed down to convicted child molester, jerry sandusky. 30 to 60 years. not eligible for patrol until he is 98 years old. but a.j. says that's not enough. i think the sentence was not good, fair, or just. yes, most likely he will die in prison, but there were 45 victims. a sentence of 30 years is not even one year for each victim. for what they went through and what they'll continue to go through for the rest of their lives, the man assaulted them should get more than less than a year for each victim. okay a.j., i'm not sure what you are asking for. you admit sandusky is almost certain to die in prison, so then what else can happen to him? sadly, making those victims whole is beyond the power of the justice system. and then there was this on that proisrael subway ad referring
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to jihaddists as savages. ron says you need to open your ears. sorry, but nowhere in the ad is the word muslim used. it equates jihaddist to savages who kill innocent people. you stated in your report that the ads refer to muslims. so far from the truth. do your home work and tell listeners the truth. jihaddists are savages. and similar sentiments from craig in king george, virginia. where is the attack on muslims? i read support civilized man over religious terrorism. people need to learn how to read what is written. a couple of things. i've never heard the word jihad used regarding anything except islam. so come on. and besides, from what i understand, a literal translation of that word from the arkansas arabic is struggle. however, i would say the word extremist, for example, is a lot less religiously charged.
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so why not use that if there's no intent to take in all of islam? then again, that's just my take. i would love to have yours. the address here is mailbag@wusa9.com. don't forget to include your name and where you are writing us from. i'll be back at 11:00. log on any time to wusa9.com. have a great evening. we'll see you later. bye bye.
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